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to wolf blitzer. "situation room" starts right now. >> thanks very much, brook. >>> two weeks before the united states may plunge into financial crisis. plu, media mogul rupert murdoch is just hours away from being grilled and lambasteds by british law makers and now a whistleblower in the growing phone hackl scandal reportedly is dead. and a 77-year-old man defends his home and family from an intruder with a gun. stand by for the dramatic story. that's even more compelling because -- get this -- he's a member of the united states congress. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> the u.s. defaulting on its debt for the first time in history? we can't state it enough, this has enormous consequences for all of us, and time is quickly running out to prevent what the president calls armageddon. let's check in with kate baldwin. she's standing by with the latest. where do the negotiations stand right now? >> the two top republicans in the house. no official readout from the white house, but president obama says we are making progress when asked today by reporters how the deb
with edie hill. it's all yours. >> thank you, hi, everyone. i'm edie hill. in today for brooke baldwin at the kennedy space center in florida and a very busy day of news, but first straight to brooke, and we're hearing about some possible lightning strikes there. that's got to be of concern there, what's happening? >> reporter: it is most definitely a concern, edie. hello to you, and hello to everyone. look, this is not exactly what we call picture perfect conditions here at kennedy space center. i don't know if you can tell the rain has been pouring behind me sideways. in terms of that possible lightning strike, here's what we know. according to the space shuttle launch team, they are evaluating a possible lightning strike, perhaps as close as a third of a mile away from that site. you're looking at. that is launchpad 39a. so they have to look into that to see if possibly the launchpad was affect. if it was, obviously that would affect the launch time. thus far, it is still a go tomorrow morning, 11:26 a.m., but this is a huge, huge story, as everyone knows by now. this is a space shu
this morning. david brooks calls out republican groups who he says decided not to seize the chance to usher in the largest cut in the size of government in american history. he also added, they do not see politics as the art of the possible. they do not believe in seizing opportunities to make steady, messy progress towards conservative goal. they believe if they can remain pure in their faith, some day their party will win a total and permanent victory over its foes. they believe they are the gods of the new dawn. consider this, rolling out a plan with $9 trillion in deficit reduction and grover norquist panned it because it closes some tax loopholes. coburn told nbc, this is a sick place. i mean, think about it. you don't want to make this deal because it's good for the country but it's bad for me? we need a bunch of spinal transplants in both parties. so what is the public stand about this? a massive messaging war, if you will, between the two parties for the last three or four week. the new nbc/"wall street journal" poll and i can tell you one thing it's pretty decisive. that's tonight
continues right no with brooke baldwin. >> hello to all of you, i'm brook baldwin. we are talking debt again today, keep in mind the clock is ticking down, another day closer to default. now six days and counting. here's the deal, at this hour, the house of representatives has nothing to vote on, no rescue package because john boehner oversold that plan he promised back on monday night. now as the rest of washington waits here, speaker boehner has spent the day trying to find more cuts to a program that he re -- the same congressional bean counters who check boehner's plan has now checked harry reed's. today those same bean counters are saying, yep, reed's numbers are wrong as well. but they also say that when it's all said and done, reed's deficit cutting trumps boehner's by, listen to this, more a trillion dollars. reed's plan, ten years, $2.2 trillion in net debt reduction. meantime boehner's plan $850 billion. again, six days until default. so what about the white house here? no debt meetings, not today, at least not publicly on the president's schedule. so let's go to washington, to jan
with brooke baldwin. you got to see the launch? >> i did. this is a moment in history. we're going to remember it together, and about now the space shuttle atlantis is climbing. it's about 200 miles up in orbit chasing the international space station before it docks there early sunday morning. if you were under a rock, i don't know, if you weren't watching television this morning, we're going to replay that major moment, the moment in history, the launch. it happened just about three miles over my shoulder from launch pad 39-a. it was amazing. quite a suspense ful morning, though. we'll have that. also you're going to meet a woman as i was in the midst of thousands of spectators this morning. she was wiping away tears, talking to me about the patriotism and the poig in answer -- poignance of this last space shuttle launch. and who knows how they will next get into space. back to you. >> so this is exciting for you. >> 20 years ago. it was amazing. it was amazing. >> we'll rejoin you in just a couple minutes. thank you. >>> the other news today not so great. job gains slowed to a crawl last mon
. and the police chief resigning following allegations of his involvement in the scandal. rebecca brook was arrested in london the former ceo of news international, owned by the parent company of the fox news channel and works for the form world of the news editor, and brook saying she voluntarily went to the police to assist with their investigation into allegations that news of the world employees hacked into voice mail of people whom they were covering. our correspondent, amy kellogg has more from london. >> yes, rebecca brooks said she went to the police by appointment and ended unarrest with the hacking scandal and involved not only the media, but certain members of the government accused to be too close to the powerful players in the media and even police accused of taking bribes to get information to the news of the world journalist and the head of scotland yard resigned without warning and police were under attack for hiring the news of the world editor was a consultant and arrested on friday. the metropolitan police commissioner said though he had nothing to hide. he thought th
question before a televised select committee with the deputy rebecca brooks after mounting public pressure. >> my message for rebecca brooks is do the decent thing. you can't hide from this level of public anguish and anger and the interest. >> reporter: in the first interview since the story broke, rupert murdock told the "wall street journal" he wanted to address, "some of the things said in parliament, some of which are total lies. we think it's important to absolutely establish our integrity in the eyes of the public." it won't be the first time brooks has gone before the committee. back in 2003 she admitted paying cops for information. >> we have paid the police for information in the past. >> reporter: also in this picture, former news of the world editor and later prime minister cameron press secretary andy colson who was arrested last week. and former executive editor neil wallace arrested today. brooks was editor of "news of the world "when it allegedly hacked in cell phone of a school girl who had been abducted and later murdered in 2002. last sunday "news of the world" was close
, everyone. i'm kyra phillips. rebecca brooks arrested in the phone hacking and bribery investigation. > >>> assassins kill a key adviser to afghan president karzai. >>> nelson mandela, turning 93. south africans pay tribute to their former president by performing at least 67 minutes of volunteering, one minute for each year mandela spent fighting for freedom in south africa. >>> 15 days from now, your dollar may be worth less, your loans could cost more. that is, if the government runs out of money and is unable to pay its bills. with a major breakthrough increasingly out of reach, lawmakers are showing more interest in a fallback plan. the compromised measure would allow the president to raise a debt ceiling and avert crisis. a vote on that could happen this week. the fallback plan would likely pass the democrat-controlled senate but face a bigger challenge in the house where republicans hold the majority. let's get the latest with brianna keilar. are we any closer to a deal? >> on a deficit reduction plan, kyra, it doesn't appear so. no announced meetings between the white house an
. >> strong words. shannon travis, thank you very much. nice to see you. "cnn newsroom" continues with brooke baldwin. >> i like your choice of wardrobe, randi kaye. thanks. look, busy, busy tuesday here. you've been watching all day long, stories breaking everywhere. just a short time ago president obama appeared before reporters saying this, that a bipartisan group of senators has come up with a plan that could pave the way for a deal on america's credit limit. folks, this could be the first bit of good news in weeks as the deadline quickly, quickly approaches. two weeks to the day. we'll get to all that have in a moment here. let's start with this. rupert murdoch and his son were supposed to be the focus of a british parliament hearing today in london but they were upstaged momentarily by an intruder who somehow managed to get very, very close to the murdochs, too close as you're about to see. watch. so no official word yet as to who exactly that guy in the plaid shirt was. we know he was shouting you greedy billionaire, but he pushed a plateful of shaving cream into rupert murdoch's face
brooks, they sat there hour after hour, taking the questions in good humor. and that gives them credit to their benefit, that they did go through this process. ultimately, though, tonight, as rupert murdoch did say he doesn't take responsibility for what took place although he will have to be the man that sorts it out. >> are you responsible for this whole fiasco? >> no. >> who are responsible? >> the people i trusted to run it and then maybe the people they trusted. >> can you name people? >> i worked with mr. hinton for 52 years and i would trust him with my life. >> what i think is interesting in that exchange, the normal phraseology for people doing that is, i was not to blame, but i take responsibility. the buck stops here. and what we didn't get there was that phraseology or some version thereof. we also finally, wolf, we did get later on in his final statement the hacking was wrong, the payments to the police were wrong, no excuses. >> and there was an incident there at one point where an intruder just showed up with some shaving cream. tell our viewers what happened. >> the pic
essay, after essay. where were the tweets when we were coming along, randi kaye? hello to you. i'm brook baldwin. busy, busy day in news on this wednesday. >>> rupert murdoch under fire in britain and in the united states. two separate u.s. agencies calling for investigations into rupert murdoch. >>> have you heard this story? an 8-year-old boy kidnapped, murdered, then mutilated. now new york place are scouring a stream of surveillance video for answers. more on that. >>> first, i want to begin with this. let's just plunge right into the debt negotiations at this hour. daily talks at the white house resume in one hour, and by all accounts, they are becoming more tense, more heated, more testy, the closer we get to the deadline. you know the date by now, august 2nd. august 2nd, a potential default of the u.s. treasury if congress will not approve more borrowing. joining me now from the u.s. capitol building is congressman paul brown, republican of georgia. congressman brown, nice to see you. good to have you on. >> it's nice to be with you. i don't believe the august 2nd deadline frankly
, period where the phone hacking happened, rebekah brooks. she was arrested by police today in connection with conspiracy, conspiracy to intercept communications and corruption. rebekah brooks resigned her post friday as the chief executive of news international. representative for brooks told me that she had a prearranged appointment. a meating with police today -- meeting with police today but was surprised when she was arrested. her spokesman went on to say she had been advised she was not on the police's radar screen in connection with the investigation. she had been offering since january to be questioned by police but was told it wouldn't be necessary. they are supposed to testify to a committee on tuesday, a committee she testified in 2003 where she did admit giving police money for information. >> for information in the past. >> it's not clear whether or not brooks will show up at the committee meeting on tuesd tuesday. it cost two top executives, brooks and les hinton, the ceo of dow jones resigning on friday. the 168-year-old news of the world tabloid closed down last week and n
was that a lie? or just you telling another kind of lie? let's go to something you may like. david brooks, a conservative, is he something -- >> brooks a conservative? >> well, everybody thinks so -- >> that's the funniest one i've heard today. >> let me give you another like. brooks says the gop is willing to alienate atate 80% of voter commit political suicide because of its faith in the power of tax policy? that's funny to you? you think david brooks is a liberal now? >> he amuses me to no end. he's not a serious conservative. people on the far left spectrum thinks david is a serious conservative. running on reducing government, not increasing taxes, guess what? the republicans took control of the house of representatives by historic majorities in 2010 and came close to taking the senate back from a history low. so, you know, hey, let's bat this one up? >> why did they back up today? why did you say that john boehner ought to resign as speaker? you. i mean, if they did all of this -- >> i do want boehner to resign. >> if they did these historic moves last year, you said boehner should
" newspaper which at the time was led by rebecca brooks. they gained information that his son had cystic fibrosis. it was only known by a small group of individuals and was somehow leaked to "the sun." they heard of these allegations and want more information. the "sun" stands by its reporting and the means they got the information. >> is george michael being called into these hearings, as well, because of some meeting he had with rebecca brooks? >> reporter: well george michael, interestingly, popped up a bit because he has been tweeting on this issue. he is being called in to scotland yard as part of their investigation to answer some questions. that's because he said that rebecca brooks, he said this in a tweet, rebecca brooks told him almost all the information that appeared in the tabloid was given to them by the police. he went on in a later tweet and talked about the fact that most likely the police are getting quite a bit of money for coming up with these tips. the investigation continues and is widening. in an effort to do something that is exhaustive this time they are checking
keep coming and the scope keeps widening. rebekah brooks arrested. the woman once headed up his british papers, she's out on bail. headline two, the head of scotland yard resigns. sir paul stevenson is quitting over criticism how he handled the saga. >> as commissioner i carry ultimate responsibility for the position we find ourselves in. with hindsight i wish we had sunlged matters involve this affair differently. i didn't and that's that. >>> brace for an explosive few days ahead. ra beck that brooks, rupert murdock and his son are scheduled to be questioned by british lawmakers tuesday. >>> 15 seconds of news from canada. classic rockers chief trick got a scare as their stage collapsed at the ottawa blues fest. the stage blew over in severe weather. that's where we snagged these pictures. check out the stage before. and after. it's barely recognizable. good news, no serious injuries. >>> you hear the words grope and airport and junk-touching security checkpoint horror stories pop to mind. there's a twist. phoenix police arrested a would-be passenger, a 61-year-old woman shown here fo
-- >> i'm not aware of that particular phrase. >> rebekah brooks, murdoch's former new york chief as appeared. she resigned on friday. brooks denies responsibility for the alleged hack being at the newspaper she once ran and insists she was shocked and disgusted when she heard reports about murdered school girls' phone being tapped. >> of course i have regrets. the idea that millie's phone was accessed by someone being paid by "news of the world" is abhorrent to me as it is to everyone in this room. and this is an ultimate regret that the speed in which we have found out and tried to find out the bottom of this investigation has been too slow. >> it's not clear if rupert murdoch helped or hurt his cause with his testimony. many observers felt that he looked old even foggy at times. this tweet from howard kurtz, quote, every detail of scandal that rupert says he's not familiar with makes him look more disengaged as a ceo. >> murdoch looked out of it. he looked like a ceo whose not in touch with what's is going on in his own company even as the evidence began to mount of wrongdoing
and beltway bell weather david brooks, writing in the "new york times," brooks said avoiding a debt default is the mother of all no-brainers for the gop. the struggles of the next few weeks are about what sort of party the gop is, a normal conservative party or an odd protest movement that separated itself from the habits of our nation. if reasonable republicans don't take control, independents will conclude the republican fanaticism caused this default and conclude republicans are not fit to govern, and they'll be right. it appears we don't need a few weeks to see which way the gop will tilt. we had a good sense of it this afternoon. here's john cornan on. >> the president is not listening to the same people i'm listening to, my constituents. it seems disingenuous to say we're going to cut spending but also going to raise taxes. we're not for raising taxes through the front door or through the back door. i would say it's premature to declare who's being reasonable and not. >> here's house budget paul ryan on a conservative radio show. >> if you take a deal like this, you're requiring tax r
arrest as p.r. consultant. rebekah brooks who le signed as the head of rupert murdock's empire friday was arrested by police sunday after she voluntarily gone in for questioning. she was released on bail. her lawyers say they now want answers about her arrest. >> the condition of rebekah brooks can be simply stated. she is not guilty of any criminal offense. the position of the metropolitan police is less easy to understand. >> reporter: the government remains potentially tainted as well with prime minister david cameron on official business in africa, again under pressure to explain why he hired andy colson as the chief of communication. he stepped down in january and was arrested last week. >> no one argued that the work he did in government in any way was inappropriate or bad. he worked well in government and he then left government. >> reporter: now, bret, after brooks' arrest on sunday, her appearance before a parliamentary committee scheduled for tomorrow to answer questions about the phone hacking was in jeopardy. but that is scheduled to go on tomorrow she will be there. along
afford. now if republicans don't buy that, as david brooks said nothing in the new york times, they are idiots. they don't know how to govern. they won. they ought to take this deal. >> mr. brooks, conservative columnists, is saying come on. you are marginalizing yourself. can't even you even hear from your own people that ideal logically agreed with the republican line. >> well, look, reverend sharpton, you showed some polls a minute ago that showed 70 or 8 30ers don't agree with republican owns this or that or the other thing. if the republicans are standing up for their convictions and beliefs against the tide of public opinion, it may be political courage an political decision. i don't agree that brooks is a great conservative, al. i think i'm known as a conservative. but let me talk about bill's points. you mentioned yourself, al, let's go back to bush rates. you are talking about raising taxes. we don't believe when the economy, when guys are out of work, 16% of our labor force is underemployed or unemployed, do you hammer the private economy. one more point. you mention
-read opinion pages. we're going to start with "the new york times" by david brooks. it's entitled congress in the lead. are you ready? >> yeah. >>> tina, you said after you saw the speech, you thought it was dated. david brooks saying "behind the times" like he's a step behind. >> i do think that the republicans seem to be winning this. simply being so absolutely unreasonable and so willing to be irresponsible that it seems to be working. that's a terrible thing for obama. he's left as the grown-up in the room. a grown-up who concedes everything. now left only with the six month thing to say no to. and he's going to have to say yes to that because he's going to go to default. he's going to go the next six months campaigning about an issue he didn't frame right in the first time. so it's a real problem for obama. >> what we need here is one of the ronald reagan moments where the president said i will veto this bill. if john boehner sends me a temporary extension that will not calm the markets, i will veto that bill. he didn't do it last night. curious to see the follow-up conversations toda
is the idea that rupert murdock and rebeka brooks never asked a reporter hey, where did you get that story. tina has been an editor. i worked for an editor, it's propostrouse. the second idea is he sat there at the set of the company that he has his hands all over and didn't know about millions of dollars doled out to shut people up? >> hundreds of millions. >> it's an insult to our intelligence. if he didn't know, he's disconnected. but he did. >> steve, you think he didn't know about the hundreds of millions? >> i put it simply, the cover up is worse than the crime. to go in yesterday and have lied, i think would be arguably his biggest mistake his whole crisis. i'm prepared to believe he said he didn't know what he didn't know. you have an elderly man who was posturing. i think he's beaten down and a shadow of his health. >> he is shattered by it. he cannot throw his son overboard. that makes it very, very emotionally complicated. at a point when he's become so global, so remote of the press coverage, he is experiencing, for the first time, really, he's had a controversial time, what it
. >>> we could see key figures testifying in the uk scanical. rebekah brooks has agreed to testify in front of parliamentary committee next week. this morning summonses issues for rupert murdoch and son james. they've so far refused to appear before the committee. all of this comes as murdoch's news corp. takes another hit. it has pulled out of a $12 billion bid to buy full control of broadcaster bskyb. nbc's stephanie gosk is live in london with the latest. now it stands nine people having been arrested. what do we know about the latest person taken into custody? >> thomas, the sixth is neil wallace, deputy editor from 2003 to 2007 at "news of the world" when andy coolsulson was editord he served as prime minister cameron's spokesperson so there's been a lot of interest around him and it does seem like the investigation right now is focusing around that time in the "news of the world" and the activities that went on then. it raises interesting questions about rebekah brooks also the editor of the paper, whether or not she could be brought in with allegation, criminal allegations against he
this morning as a result of that. carl icon offering to by clorox. news core rebekah brooks resigning today. >> no early trips to the hamptons for wall street guys. >> i may sneak out anyway. i don't know. >> okay. very nice. melissa francis. thanks very much. >>> up next, is president obama making a mistake backing a deal that doesn't do as much as what his own debt commission pushed for. we're going to ask the commission co-chair next. >>> news corp embattled ceo is out. >>> and here's a picture for you. that's right. it's not just kids and grandmas, even former secretaries of defense get tsa scrutiny. this was donald rumsfeld at chicago's o'hare airport. go figure. we'll be right back. with scientifically proven soy complex and natural minerals. give you sheer coverage instantly, then go on to even skin tone in four weeks. aveeno tinted moisturizers. helps defends against occasional constipation, diarrhea, gas and bloating. with three strains of good bacteria to help balance your colon. you had me at "probiotic." [ female announcer ] phillips' colon health. >> few other stories making he
they are not british citizens, but the chief executive, rebecca brooks, does have to turn up, or she will risk basically being arrested. one would imagine it's going to be fairly embarrassing if there are three seats there and one of them is filled. >> thank you very much, dan. >>> ron paul has made two big career decisions lately. one is to run for president in 2012, and the other he will talk about live right after this break. a lot of complicated engineering goes into every one. like variable valve timing and turbocharging, active front grille shutters that close at high speeds, and friction reducing -- oh, man, that is complicated. how about this -- cruze eco offers 42 miles per gallon. cool? ♪ >>> welcome back. when ron paul was first elected to congress, jimmy carter was president and inflation was 11% and the cold war was in full swing. times have changed. but paul has been a steadfast champion of freedoms and smaller government. you know the movement today as the tea party. ron paul announced he will not run for re-election to the the senate, but he will run for president. he joins u
thinking for days it might happen. >> so rupert murdoch, his son and rebekah brooks testify tomorrow. what are we expecting from this hearing? >> well, we're expecting that rupert murdoch will the box office draw. he'll be grilled by british members of parliament. he'll be cross-examined about his extent of the knowledge with what his executives were up to when they apparently, as the accusation goes, authorized these phone hacking antics to go ahead against celebrities and victims of crimes. to what extent he knew and to what extent he'll do something about it. so it will be a pretty explosive day. and obviously, the very fact the the world's most powerful media mogul is appearing in front of the british has parliament to answer questions in this way is a fascinating event in itself. >> so we're talking about this as a business story. rupert murdoch stepping down. and it's political drama because he's so influential in british politics. and american politics. counselor, he knows there's criminal investigations on both sides of the atlantic. rupert murdoch and his depth tigs need to be car
that hitting the debt ceiling, oh, that won't hurt a bit, who cares? republican congressman mo brooks of alabama told the washington post this week that on the contrary, all credit rating should be improved by not raising the debt ceiling, which is like saying you're looking forward to how that sledge hammer is going to improve your dental work. another congressman says after a catastrophic default and financial crisis the government can just move some money around to fix things for awhile. "that wouldn't work for just a few days, that would work for a few years" adding it's an arrogant attitude to take. republican congressman tim wahlberg of michigan in agreement, he told the washington post it's time to "hold the line," but which he means we should default, just go for it. republican allen west of florida says president obama is fearmongering on the debt ceiling that it's nothing to be afraid of. republicans are not alone on this. >> this is a misnomer that i believe the president and the treasury secretary have been trying to pass aufz on the american people, and it's this, that if
in the media any more that's the problem. >> david brooks said it, he didn't get fired. he's a rhino now. >> sean: david brooks has never been a conservative. >> i'm going to say what i really feel about this mate. i think republicans are being irresponsible now. i think using analogys like hezbollah or terrorists or suicide -- suicide bombers or hitler or anything like that, that doesn't do anybody any good. >> sean: you know what is irresponsible? bankrupting the country. you know what is irresponsible? people paying 50% of their wages in income and getting beaten over the head called selfish and greedy. half the country didn't pay taxes. 1 in 7 americans, thanks to the poverty programs of obama and democrats, need food stamps to survive. that to me is far worse. >> absolutely. what really department stkraeuts how the left is, -- talking how our base has shrunken. back that 2006 and 2008, when democrats were saying we were a white southern male party. then we started with scott brown and christie, how we've got hayley, scott and west. if democrats think that is shrinking that is fantas
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